Drinks The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked  

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List Rules Red, white, or even rose! Vote up the all-around best varietals of wine you love to drink.

Looking for some good wines to buy? Look no further! Here, you'll find a list of some of the very best wines to drink. Whether you prefer red or white - or even rosé - this list has you covered. From black to red fruit undertones to sweet or dry varieties, you can browse this list to familiarize yourself with different kinds of wine and grape varietals. Vote up your favorites and vote down anything ill-suited for your tastes. 

What varietals will you find on this list? Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most popular in the world and its grapes are grown across Europe, California, and Australia. Merlot is another very popular wine all over the globe. You also may prefer white over red. For those who like an oak flavor, it does not get much better than Chardonnay. Can't decide between white or red? Try Provence or Tempranillo Rosé. Other good types of wine included in this collection include Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz.

Which type of wine is your favorite? Which top wine varietals deserve to be in the Top 5 or Top 10 of this list? Give the best varietals a thumbs up and please add any good types of wine we may have missed.

1
390 105
Cabernet Sauvignon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

2
438 127
Merlot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

3
395 108
Pinot Noir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

4
337 100
Zinfandel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

5
362 127
Chardonnay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
Chardonnay

6
298 113
Riesling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

7
311 122
Muscat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

8
244 107
Sauvignon blanc is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

9
159 74
Malbec is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

10
189 97
Pinot Gris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

11
158 98
Shiraz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

12
95 74
Pinot blanc is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

13
70 50
Provence Rosé is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
Provence Rosé

14
71 60
Gewürztraminer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

15
79 70
Tempranillo Rosé is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
Tempranillo Rosé

16
61 51
Sangiovese is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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58 48
Montepulciano is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

18
58 49
Tempranillo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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60 60
Cabernet Franc is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

20
41 47
Schwarzriesling is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
Schwarzriesling

21
41 47
Chenin blanc is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

22
31 35
Albariño is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

23
45 55
Grenache is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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28 33
Nero D'avola is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
Nero D'avola

25
4 1
Chianti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
rnewman added Chianti

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32 39
Nero d'Avola is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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30 38
Barbera is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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27 37
Palomino is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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34 47
St. Laurent is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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26 37
Durif is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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25 36
Semillon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
Semillon

32
23 34
Müller-Thurgau is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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23 36
Welschriesling is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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21 35
Kerner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

35
24 41
Pinot meunier is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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21 38
Franciacorta is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
Franciacorta

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24 43
Trollinger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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19 37
Marsanne is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

39
22 42
Elbling is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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17 39
Chasselas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked
Chasselas

41
17 40
Bual is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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18 42
Blauer Portugieser is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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17 41
Dornfelder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked

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13 40
Silvaner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Wine Varietals, Ranked